The LGBT community has historically been underrepresented in MBA programs and in business, but with each passing year, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals continue to increase their presence in business schools and in leadership positions in companies and other organizations.

Student Clubs

Participating in one of the 80+ student-run clubs at HBS can be a great way both to explore interests and meet some of your closest friends. Learn more about student clubs.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Student Association
The LGBTSA is an organization of LGBT students and their partners. The club provides a close-knit community for its 70+ members, and works to drive change around LGBT issues in the workplace, at Harvard Business School, and in the local community. 

Contact Information
Nathan Miller:
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LGBTSA Allies Club
The Allies became an official HBS student club in the fall of 2012. The nearly 600 Allies are a group of straight supporters, comprised of HBS students and partners. The club works toward creating a supportive environment for LGBTQ colleagues on campus.

Annual Events

LGBT Open House

The Admissions team hosts an on-campus open house for LGBT applicants each fall. Activities include a class visit, campus tour, a round table discussion with current students, and an Admissions presentation. 

Student-Run Conferences

Club conferences are a vibrant part of the HBS ecosystem. Over 25 conferences are held each year on topics ranging from finance to entrepreneurship to women in business – and all are open to prospective students. Learn more about student-run conferences.

Harvard LGBTQ Conference
The LGBTQ Conference at Harvard serves as an annual platform for bringing together diverse voices from within the LGBTQ community and our allies. Through a fabulous line up of speakers, panelists and much more, the conference highlights the intersectionalities within the LGBTQ community and provides a platform to LGBTQ voices which often go unheard.


Hear from current students and learn more about the MBA Program through interest-specific Admissions webinars. Access the full library of webinars for prospective students.

Watch this year's "LGBT Perspectives" webinar and hear members of the LGBTSA discuss the environment, resources, and support for members of the LGBT community at HBS.

Summer Venture in Management Program

The HBS Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) is a one week management training program for rising college seniors. An annual event at HBS, this unique educational experience helps participants develop a broader understanding of the challenges business leaders face, the many dimensions of the business world, and the impact they can have on their community and the world through business leadership.

Organizations and Conference Affiliations

The HBS Admissions team attends a number of LGBT conferences and events each year including Check Us Out, Reaching Out MBA, and Out for Undergrad Business.

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